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Turbulence ahead for travellers in 2017

South Africans will continue to enjoy low airfares and access to value-for money destinations, but, make no mistake, the struggling economy means there is turbulence ahead for travellers in 2017...

By Andrew Stark 20 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: All-inclusive holidays, snowy destinations trending for SA travellers

We spoke to Lesego Matabane, marketing manager for Club Med South Africa, about South African travellers and their habits...

20 Jan 2017

How to address the needs of the uncompromising customer

Intercontinental Hotels Group's 2017 Trends Report highlights the uncompromising nature of today's customer...

19 Jan 2017

Adventure travel to drive growth of international travel

The trend toward adventure travel is clear to see in the statistics yes, but more than that the need for something deeper from travel became clear...

18 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Key trends in the live experience space

Alexandre Torrao, MD of MUCHOMOO Experiential Marketing & Events Agency, Johannesburg identifies key trends for 2017 in the live experience space.

By Alexandre Torrao 18 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Travel companies in tune with the tech savvy traveller will thrive

Wendie White, the MD of Lloyd Orr Communications, has enjoyed 32 years' experience in the South African travel industry. We asked White to give us her outlook on Tourism 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 18 Jan 2017

Travel trends and top destinations for 2017

From flexible flight options to new off-the-beaten-track destinations, Cheapflights share their annual travel predictions for 2017 that travellers and the travel industry should keep an eye out for....

16 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Driving growth in African tourism

Africa was once perceived as relatively dangerous and expensive, with either luxury accommodation or poor quality hotels. Now people understand you can have an amazing experience...

13 Jan 2017

Lufthansa Group to make 2017 the year of digitalisation

Lufthansa Group showcased their commitment to making 2017 the year of digitalisation by demonstrating various new digital innovations at their first digital aviation forum...

12 Jan 2017

2017: Weathering a tough year for business

Dr Yudhvir Seetharam says it isn't all doom and gloom as he shares his outlook on a few trends that we can expect in 2017 in various industries...

12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Back to our roots - eight food trends for 2017

Vegetable appreciation, chocolate for breakfast, tasty waste and pop-up restaurants - award-winning food blogger Nina Timm shares her top eight foodie trends for 2017.

By Nina Timm 12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The future of marketing in 360-degrees

The technology to watch in 2017 is Virtual Reality - along with the accompanying practice of 360-degree videography, the mechanism used by consumers and professionals to create immersive virtual reality experiences...

By Andre Van Kets 12 Jan 2017

2017 hotel trends to look out for

The hotel industry is continuously evolving and as curtains quickly fall on 2016, more evolution is expected in the coming year. Here are top hotel trends that are likely to dominate the sector in 2017...

By Josephine Wawira 11 Jan 2017

Retirement tourism - the answer to our economic growth

South Africa, with a low cost of living and a weak currency position, is in a perfect position to take advantage of increasing consumption in the retiring and elderly category...

By Li-Pei Huang 11 Jan 2017

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International

Qantas curates top Australian artwork for its business class amenity kits

Qantas will be featuring the work of Australia's leading artists, photographers and digital influencers on its international business class amenity kits. Called Qantas Curates, the initiative saw the airline work with professional Australian contemporary art curators to select artworks from 16 Australians specialising in a variety of different styles including pop culture, photography, fine art, abstract landscape, Indigenous art and textile design.

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Lufthansa launches cricket-themed campaign

Lufthansa has launched a marketing campaign celebrating more flights to India, pitching its shoot at the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium.

11 Apr 2017

Mango chairman moving to London-listed Fastjet

Rashid Wally, chairman of low-cost airline Mango, has resigned and taken up a similar role at the African airline Fastjet in London.

By Karl Gernetzky 3 Apr 2017

Eco-friendly digs for the modern nomad

Portuguese startup Ecocubo's 96ft2 prefab is intended to host nomads who find themselves roughing it in the wild. It's an environmentally friendly alternative living space designed by architect António Fernandes in collaboration with the Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto (UPTEC).

By Bo Bushwinkel 16 Mar 2017

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